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icebearreads

icebearreads

Joined January 2018

I like comics with queer characters and memoirs by women
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We Were Witches | Ariel Gore
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We Were Witches reads like a modern history book, detailing a fictionalized account of Ariel Gore's experience of being a teenaged single, bisexual mom during the early 90s. She connects her story to the broader history of unruly women and interacts with feminist writers of the past and present in a way that feels natural and truthful. The book left me feeling grateful for the women who came before me and energized for my future.

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We Were Witches | Ariel Gore
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After a couple months of not being able to get into any books, I am devouring this one.

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1. Armchair in living room ❤️
2. Random piece of paper!
3. I usually have a goal for a certain number of pages for a sitting
4. I've gotten crumbs and coffee stains on books a few too many times so I've stopped
5. No distractions!
6. I usually have three going. Different books for different moods
7. Just not in the car. 🤢
8. Silently
9. I read ahead but usually circle back
10. Break that spine!
11. Never
12. Anyone who wants to!

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I've been curious about Marie Kondo's original book for a while and this comic version seemed like a quick and easy way to get the main points from the book. The art is adorable and the comic is a breezy read. I have trouble swallowing the idea how we arrange our possessions affects every aspect of our lives but reading this book did "spark joy" for me.

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Shattered Warrior | Sharon Shinn
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4/4. So incredible. I read this in one sitting, completely absorbed by it. I really want there to be a sequel. It had everything I love--queer characters, strong women, sensitive dudes, and beautiful art. The best kind of graphic novels suck you into their world totally and this is one of those graphic novels.

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Shattered Warrior | Sharon Shinn
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All cozy in a cafe with my partner, a mug of hot cocoa, and this beautiful graphic novel. I love Molly Knox Ostertag's art (she is also the life partner of Lumberjanes creator Noelle Stevenson!!! Comic book power couple ❤️❤️).

QueenJen I have the first Lumber-janes, but I haven't read it yet. Definitely adding this to the list! 2y
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Fence | C S Pacat
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Issues One & Two of Boom Studios' comic Fence! I love the feeling of browsing the racks at a comic shop and stumbling upon a great comic in its first couple issues. This is one of those comics! The art is crisp and gorgeous, done in the style of modern anime. The story reads like an homage to Yuri on Ice!!, with its romantic tension in an athletic setting. It's light and pretty and I can't wait for Issue Three to come out!

jamie_in_the_library Looks so good! I‘m all about gay fencing romance #queerbooks 2y
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"We have an arrangement that was never formally arranged. A consideration for turning down invitations. We are happy for the person who is indulging in her space" - Durga Chew-Bose, Too Much And Not the Mood

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Women in Clothes | Sheila Heti, Heidi Julavits, Leanne Shapton
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Just spent about half an hour with this book. I want to give it another chance but I'm unimpressed with it so far. The intro consists of Skype transcripts and emails that don't seem to be edited. The transcripts provide little of interest to anyone beyond the people involved in the conversations. The formatting is truly strange. The clothing survey questions are presented as a solid block of text with no spaces, rendering them sadly unreadable.

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Problems | Jade Sharma
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I read this book with a knot in my stomach. It was equal parts gripping and stressful. Jade Sharma made her addict main character relatable and, ultimately, still likable despite her many faults. There were parts of the writing that seemed underdeveloped and I wish there had been a little more of ending section but all in all, good book. Ramona gives it two paws up.

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